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The Three Deadliest Words: "It's a Girl"

How’s this for a statistic:

“Today India and China eliminate more girls than the number of girls born in America every year.”

It comes from the trailer– see below–for a new documentary, “It’s A Girl,” about gendercide– the “systematic and methodical extermination of a gender group.”

It’s unbelievable what the parents in this film are pressured to do, and what is considered socially acceptable. I had no idea the extent of girl “elimination,” and after watching the trailer, though horrified, I intend to see the movie and learn more about what is going on that this is okay in some parts of the world. This is not about individuals making terrible choices, it’s systematic and horrendous.

It’s brutal awareness-raising, but we have to know about this:

 

Learn more about how to help end this ongoing practice of gendercide on the official documentary website.

Ceridwen Morris, CCE, is a writer, childbirth educator and the co-author of From The Hips: A Comprehensive, Open-Minded, Uncensored, Totally Honest Guide to Pregnancy, Birth and Becoming a Parent. Follow her  on Facebook.

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